Welcome to Year 4
Our teacher is Miss Beresford and our teaching assistant is Miss Vass.
This term in Maths, we will be focusing on decimals, percentages and their equivalent fractions as well as revising mental and written methods for the four operations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division). We will estimate, compare and calculate different measures, calculate the area and perimeter of simple shapes, compare and classify 2D and 3D shapes and solve calculations involving Roman Numerals. The children will also encounter regular problem solving activities in Maths that will require them to be resilient and systematic.
In English we will be studying 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo. We will be developing our Reading and Writing skills through the text before moving on to performance poetry and persuasive writing techniques. In History, we will be finding out about Elizabeth I; her rule and reign and the impact she had on Britain. Our science topic involves sorting mini-beasts into classification keys before looking at the effects of human impact on our environments. In P.E we will be developing our cricket and athletic skills whilst in Computing we will be making our own web pages using HTML. In Music, the children will be introduced to a range of singing games before composing their own. In Art, they will look at a variety of Surrealist artwork before creating their own piece and in DT they will be designing and making pop-up books. In French the children will be introduced to new vocabulary linked to travel and transport. We also have weekly Philosophy for children (P4C) lessons that involves having an open discussion about a specific question.
P.E- Our P.E days and Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both sessions will be outside so make sure you have the correct kit.
Reading books- Reading records should be handed in every Monday regardless of whether you have finished your book or not. Reading books can be changed throughout the week.
Spellings- Weekly spellings will be sent home on Thursdays. You should practice them daily. You will then be tested on them the following Thursday.
Times Tables- As well as practicing Times tables in school, you should also be practicing them at home at least three times a week. This can be done on Times Table Rock Stars, Hit the button, writing them out and reciting them orally.
Please find an information video which has been put together on how you can support your child with learning to spell. These strategies can be used during as well as post Lockdown to inspire your child to learn their spellings and retain them.
I have also added a crib sheet of the strategies presented in the video as well as some additional strategies which aren't mentioned in the video.
Next week, the video will be moved to the Video Centre.
I hope you find it useful.